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Kolkata: Rotary Calcutta Mahanagar to celebrate 25th anniversary tomorrow

India Blooms News Service | 01 Jan 2016, 08:10 pm
Kolkata, Jan 1 (IBNS) Rotary Calcutta Mahanagar is celebrating its 25th Anniversary on Saturday at an event being held at G.D. Birla Sabhaghar in Kolkata.

The event will beheld from 3.00 pm.

The focus of the event is the completion of heart surgeries of 750 children by Rotary Calcutta Mahanagar. This is the highest number of heart surgeries any individual Rotary Club has done in the Rotary world.

"Out of these 750 surgeries, 175 were done at the request of the Chief Minister, Govt. of West Bengal," read a statement.

"A hundred  of these 750 children are  present at the event. These children  are all from a background where the parents have income of only Rs. 4000/- to Rs. 5000/- per month (and each surgery costs upward of Rs. 1,00,000/-)," it said.

Nearly 30 of these children have over the years, come from Pakistan to get their heart surgeries done. 

The last one Sapna aged 4 years had come from Sindh in Pakistan. She used to gasp for breath even at a little activity; but she has gone back healthy enough to run and play.

Other activities that Rotary Calcutta Mahanagar  is involved are:

Distributing 6000 Shelter Kits helping more than 30,000 disaster affected people over 20 disasters.
Setting up 1000 toilets in rural West Bengal
Starting smart classes/e-learning facilities in 100 rural schools of Bengal
Setting up 100 libraries in Government and Government aided schools
We have done 6,500 eye surgeries at our own Eye Hospital

Kolkata: Rotary Calcutta Mahanagar to celebrate 25th anniversary tomorrow

India Blooms News Service
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